While filming X-Men Ian McKellen was cast as the Gandalf in LOTR

While filming X-Men Ian McKellen was cast as the wizard Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings

McKellen had taken film roles throughout his career—beginning in 1969 with his role of George Matthews in A Touch of Love, and his first leading role was in 1980 as D.H.Lawrence in Priest of Love, but it was not until the 1990s that he became more widely recognised in this medium, through several roles in […]

Ian McKellen has a tattoo of the Elvish number nine on his shoulder

Ian McKellen has a tattoo of the Elvish number nine on his shoulder

Ian mckellen and his first serious partner, Brian Taylor, a history teacher from Bolton, began their relationship in 1964. It lasted for eight years, ending in 1972. They lived in London, where McKellen continued to pursue his career as an actor. For over a decade, he has lived in a five-story Victorian conversion in Narrow Street, […]